Information for our partners and other organisations

People standing at the Grapevine stand

LCiL has strong partnerships with public, statutory and third sector organisations and we pride ourselves in being open to new ways of collaboration and co-production.

LCiL Champions are available to share their lived experience at conferences, events or training programmes, or to become members of working groups or committees, mainly across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

We offer Disability Equality Training run by disabled people for employers, third sector organisations and anyone else who would like to learn more about the social model of disability from people with lived experience.

Our Grapevine Advice and Information Service has information on a variety of topics related to navigating life as a disabled person including support with benefit claims. Visit our resource hub to download our factsheets or find out about our outreach service.

The Independent Living Team (ILT) can help people explore their options around Self-Directed Support (SDS).  This includes advice with support planning and social care reviews, meeting the responsibilities which come with being a Personal Assistant employer and more. Support is available for those funded by their local authority, the Independent Living Fund in Scotland or those privately funding support.

ILT welcomes enquiries and referrals from other professionals. Find out more about our services.

Our Payroll service works closely with our Independent Living Service, to offer an inclusive service for PA Employers who employ their own personal assistants.  In additional we offer an enhanced service for those who cannot hold their own bank account and we make payments on their behalf to personal assistants and/or other invoices.

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